Cheryl is a Principal Designer at Microsoft, and an internationally recognized expert on natural user interfaces. As the founder of design instruction company Ideaplatz enjoys bringing her design talks and workshops to teams around the world.
Her list of shipped products and projects spans a wide variety of industries. Career highlights include her role as the first designer on Amazon’s Echo Look and Alexa Notifications, working on the cutting edge of multimodal interfaces for Windows Automotive and Cortana, improving design systems for large-scale cloud systems like Azure, and producing video games and interactive experiences for Electronic Arts, Maxis, and Disney.
In her free time, Cheryl is a professional improvisational actress and teacher with Unexpected Productions in Seattle. She is also a voice-over artist and Twitch broadcaster.